Definition of shrimp plant in English:

shrimp plant

Syllabification: shrimp plant

noun

  • An evergreen Mexican shrub with clusters of small flowers in pinkish-brown or pale yellow bracts that are said to resemble shrimp, widely grown as a houseplant.
    • Justicia brandegeana, family Acanthaceae
    More example sentences
    • We've been told that a yellow-flowering plant we have is a lollipop bush, but it was labeled shrimp plant when we bought it.
    • By now you've begun to appreciate why this is called a ‘flower forest’: flowers are everywhere, from shrimp plants and begonias to orchids and red gingers.’
    • The base of the trees are planted with clivias, cannas, wild rhubarb, agapanthus, shrimp plants.

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